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first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By David PaulsenPosted Jun 10, 2019 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Participants and organizers of a service marking 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in North America post for a photo at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Photo: Bread for the World[Episcopal News Service] A historically black Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., hosted a service June 9 marking 400 years since enslaved Africans first landed in North America at Jamestown in what is now Virginia.The event at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, one of seven participating capital-area churches that were founded by slaves or former slaves, was led by Bread for the World’s Pan-African Young Adult Network, and it kicked off this week’s annual Bread for the World Advocacy Summit, a large ecumenical gathering of anti-hunger advocates.The kickoff service at St. Luke’s was framed as a time both of lament for past injustices against African Americans and of hope for a better future, Bread for the World’s Angelique Walker-Smith told Episcopal News Service. She said the commemoration also was a fitting start to this week’s advocacy on Capitol Hill on issues related to food.“We’re bringing historic roots and a historic lens to our legislative agenda,” Walker-Smith said. Four hundred years ago, “people of African descent were basically fed the crumbs off the table.”The calendar this year is filled with services and events marking the first transatlantic voyage of Africans in 1619 to the land that would become the United States, and The Episcopal Church is in the middle of planning its own commemorations. The church is coordinating with the Diocese of Southern Virginia, which includes Jamestown.“Staff of the presiding bishop’s office are co-laboring with the people and staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia to plan a meaningful commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Jamestown,” the Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., staff officer for social justice and engagement, said by email. “The commemoration will afford The Episcopal Church a space, time and place to tell the truth and grapple deeply with the implications of its role in the transatlantic and domestic slave trade in North America.“It will be a significant offering to the church and the world alongside numerous ecumenical, regional and national commemorations.”Racial reconciliation was identified by The Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 2015 as one of three priorities for the 2016-18 triennium and beyond, along with evangelism and care of creation. Resolutions dating back decades have helped guide the church as it responds to racism and atones for its own complicity in racial injustice and support for racist systems.A 2006 resolution specifically apologized for the church’s complicity, acknowledging that “The Episcopal Church lent the institution of slavery its support and justification based on Scripture.” Three years later, General Convention voted to encourage each diocese to research the church’s role in enabling or resisting slavery and segregation, as well as “the economic benefits derived by The Episcopal Church from the transatlantic slave trade and the institution of slavery.”The Episcopal Church also regularly partners with ecumenical organizations like Bread for the World in advocacy on Capitol Hill. Bread for the World, for example, led planning for the “For Such a Time as This” fasting campaign, which The Episcopal Church supported, and its Advocacy Summit is expected to bring hundreds of participants to Washington this week.St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington is serving as home base for much of Bread for the World’s two-day Advocacy Summit. The congregation, near Capitol Hill, will host a breakfast and worship service June 11 before participants leave for their rounds at Senate and House office buildings to meet with lawmakers and their staffs in support of legislation that would prioritize global nutrition efforts.Setting the stage for those meetings, the sanctuary at St. Luke’s was filled with song and prayer on June 9 as a modest crowd gathered for a service based on a yearlong devotional that Bread for the World developed to commemorate the quadricentennial of Africans arriving in North America.Among the highlights was a rousing rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn penned by J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson in 1900 for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and now known as the black national anthem.“Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,Let us march on till victory is won.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ecumenical & Interreligious, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church joins efforts to mark 400 years since enslaved Africans’ arrival in North America Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL center_img Racial Justice & Reconciliation Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Faith & Politics, Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgSports South Catholic League Football: Bosco Tech Gets First League Win Since 2012; Tigers Cruise 44-6 Over St. Bernard From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 2:08 am Bosco Tech headed into its second South Catholic League game of the year with some negatives pointing their way.First, the Tigers were coming off three consecutive losses, and had mustered just 16 total points in those games.They hadn’t won a league game since 2012 and were allowing 30 points per game over the past few weeks.But all that changed Friday night in Bosco’s 44-6 beatdown of St. Bernard.Rey Castellanos was the heart of the Tigers offense again. He rushed for 197 yards on 32 carries, and scored two TDs.Daniel Uballez rushed for three scores for coach Branden Jones.Roman Hernandez spearheaded the Tigers defense with 9 tackles.Bosco got out to an early 30-0 lead in the first quarter and the Tigers never looked back.It’s third win of the season marks the most victories since 2011 and, Bosco still has at least three more games to play in the regular season.“I am proud of the way our team bounced back from a tough league loss (last week to Vebum Dei,” Jones said. “We had a great week of practice and it parlayed into a complete game on offense, defense and special teams.”Bosco will take on Poly (6-0) Friday night at South Pasadena High School.South Catholic League Standings:Bishop Montgomery (4-2 overall, 1-0 in league)Cantwell-Sacred Heart (2-4, 1-0)Bosco Tech (3-4, 1-1)Verbum Dei (3-4, 1-1)St. Bernard (1-6, 0-2) Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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first_imgGovernment 2020 Census Field Operations Halted for Two Weeks CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:26 pm Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  With field operations for the 2020 Census suspended nationwide until at least April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, federal officials are urging all Americans to respond online.“The Census Bureau is taking this step to protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions,” the bureau said in a statement.The 2020 Census — an effort to count every American in order to inform everything from the number of congressional seats granted to each state to the allocation of federal funding — kicked off less than a week ago and more than 11 million households have responded so far, according to the statement.Every residence is scheduled to receive a request by Friday to respond to a short questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. Responses can be filed at my2020census.gov using the 12-digit census identification number provided on mailed materials or by entering a name, address and phone number in order to pull up the survey.The short questionnaire — which does not include a citizenship question — should take about 10 minutes to complete.“Everyone should respond to the 2020 Census as soon as they receive their invitation — and when they’re finished, they can make sure their friends, families and social networks know about the importance of responding,” according to the Census Bureau. “With the flexibility and support of the American people, we will achieve a complete and accurate count which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads and emergency services.”Other more detailed census surveys are now being conducted by phone rather than in-person.The bureau is also still actively hiring in Los Angeles and elsewhere. People can apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs.As for students whose colleges and universities have closed in the wake of the coronavirus, the bureau clarified earlier this week that they should be counted by the school, even if they have temporarily moved home.Historically, a robust and accurate census response has relied on community outreach and door-to-door visits by census takers, who were set to begin outreach in late May. The bureau said it would continue to evaluate operations based on the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities.The planned completion date is July 31, but the bureau earlier said that date will be adjusted if needed to achieve a complete and accurate count. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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first_img Tony Winner Andrea Martin Will Be Telling All About Her Lady Parts: Andrea Martin is juggling her Act One duties with writing. According to the Associated Press, the Pippin star has until March 17 to make the deadline for her Harper Collins memoir, Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts. We can’t wait to see it…we think!? Rupert Everett to Star in Amadeus: We totally get this casting. Rupert Everett is to star as Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus as part of the U.K.’s Chichester Festival’s 2014 Season. Other notable Chichester productions this year include Guys and Dolls, which will have choreography by megastar dancer Carlos Acosta, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, starring Patricia Routledge and Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton as Rose. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is Returning to TV: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mary-Louise Parker will headline Feed Me, a 30-minute single-camera comedy pilot for NBC following a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together. Parker will play Ellen, a somewhat uptight mom-of-two. View Comments Star Files Audra McDonaldcenter_img Mary-Louise Parker Agent Who Repped Broadway Stars Stole From His Clients: This sounds like something out of a Mel Brooks caper. Peter Strain, a Broadway, film and TV talent agent, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than half a million dollars from his clients. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Strain used clients’ cash to buy more than $310,000 in artwork and $161,000 in jewelry. He will be sentenced April 30. Andrea Martin Audra McDonald Makes Surprise Appearance in Sweeney Todd! As if the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street wasn’t starry enough! Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald joined a cast headlined by Oscar and Emmy winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the Beggar Woman in the March 5 performance and will reprise her (uncredited!) role on March 6 and 7. The show runs through March 8 at Avery Fisher Hall and Bryonha Marie Parham will be taking over from McDonald for the final two performances. As previously reported, McDonald is later going to host the PBS-aired version of the show.last_img read more

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first_imgWine is becoming a big business in Georgia, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working to support this growing sector of the economy by providing new expertise for wine growers.Earlier this month, UGA Extension hired its first full-time wine grape specialist. Cain Hickey will begin his work with Georgia’s wine growers on March 1.As the state’s Extension viticulturist, Hickey will help wine grape growers in the north Georgia mountains and in west Georgia improve cultural practices in their vineyards, researching new growing practices and varieties that could improve the quality and renown of Georgia’s wines. He’ll also work with the growers of the state’s more traditional vineyard crop, muscadine grapes.”Wine grapes are a growing agricultural commodity in Georgia, which offers some distinct advantages,” said Mark McCann, UGA Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources assistant dean. “They can fit in small and medium acreage, winemaking is a value-added process and the aesthetic properties of a vineyard offer agritourism opportunities. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is pleased to add a viticulturist to serve this growing industry.”In 2005, almost all of the state’s 1,834 acres of grapevines were muscadine grapes grown in south and central Georgia. In 2015 – the latest year for which statistics are available – UGA’s Georgia farm gate value report found that the locus of Georgia’s wine production had spread. While more than 1,000 acres of muscadine grapes are still spread across the state, more growers have introduced traditional and hybrid wine grapes to farms in north Georgia.Habersham County, home to a half-dozen wineries, produced more than $2 million in grapes in 2015. According to a 2014 study by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia’s wineries have an annual impact of more than $7 million on the state’s economy.UGA Extension has supported the burgeoning grape and winemaking industry with plant disease and pest experts and through county Extension agents, and Hickey will serve to further Extension’s support efforts. When he begins in March, Hickey will be an assistant professor of viticulture in the college’s Department of Horticulture. Hickey received his doctorate in 2016 from Virginia Tech, where he focused on applied research in several viticultural areas, including irrigation management, cover crop and rootstock use, and canopy and fruit-zone management. He’s worked in viticulture research since 2007.Hickey looks forward to working with Georgia grape and wine industry members to solve regional vineyard management issues through his extension and research appointment.For more information about UGA Extension’s support of Georgia’s agricultural industries, visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

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first_img— A person with knowledge of negotiations tells The Associated Press the Maryland Jockey Club and NBC Sports have set aside three possible dates for the running of the Preakness. The NBC affiliate in Baltimore reported the Preakness will be run Oct. 3. The person tells the AP that is one of the three possible dates, along with one each in July and August. The Preakness was originally set for May 16 as the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The uncertain timeline allows for the possibility of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont being run out of order.— The head of the Australian Open says various contingency plans are being considered for the Grand Slam tournament scheduled for January 2021. They include scrapping it altogether because of the pandemic or allowing just spectators from the host country. Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley tells the Australian Associated Press that tournament organizers have “modeled everything.” He says the “worst-case scenario” is no tournament at all next year. He says the “best-case scenario at this point” is having an Australian Open with only Australian fans. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time in 75 years, the French Open has been moved from May to September, and a decision on this year’s U.S. Open is expected next month.— Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) has been given the go-ahead to resume its top two soccer divisions this month. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) announced a loosening of a range of containment measures Wednesday after meeting with the country’s 16 state governors. Pressure to relax the rules had been growing as the rate of daily infections in the country has dropped. Matches in the two divisions will be able to resume without spectators and with a range of other conditions designed to prevent another outbreak. Players will be tested and teams will also have to spend time in quarantine before games can restart. The earliest the league can resume is May 16.— Soccer players in Spain have returned to their team’s training camps for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players for Barcelona, Real (ray-AL’) Madrid, Atlético Madrid and other clubs started preparing for the return to training this week. They are all expected to be tested for COVID-19 and should be cleared to practice once the results are back. Most clubs are expected to resume practicing by the end of the week.— The Spanish soccer federation is proposing an end to this season’s women’s league because of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal is expected to be approved by the federation’s board on Thursday. The move gives the Wildcats a veteran 7-footer after the team’s entire starting lineup declared for the NBA draft.Sarr is a 255-pounder from France who was the Demon Deacons’ leading rebounder and second-leading scorer last season. He announced his decision to play for the Wildcats on social media. He also called former Demon Deacons coach Danny Manning and his staff “family.” Manning was fired last month and replaced by Steve Forbes.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-UCONN-OLLIENCAA rejects former UConn coach’s appeal over violationsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An NCAA panel has rejected an appeal by former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who sought to overturn findings that he violated ethical conduct rules while leading the Huskies. Update on the latest sports — Belgium’s prime minister says all sporting competitions in the country will remain suspended until July 31 because of the pandemic. The Belgian soccer league says it will respect the decision by the national security council. The league recommended last month ending its season with the current standings declared final.— The Turkish soccer league plans to resume on June 12, a month and a half after it was suspended because of the outbreak. The president of the Turkish soccer federation says he hopes to finish the season by the end of July and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August. The games will be played without spectators and the Turkish health ministry and its scientific advisory council will determine the conditions and guidelines under which the games will go ahead.NFL-TITANS-JOSEPHTitans agree to terms with veteran CB Johnathan JosephNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph as they continue to revamp their secondary. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPatchwork decisions throw wrinkle in college football plansUNDATED (AP) — The sound of basketball is about to return to a few NBA practice facilities. The two-time Pro Bowl selection spent the last nine seasons with the Houston Texans after beginning his career with a five-year stint in Cincinnati.The 2006 first-round draft pick from South Carolina has 750 tackles and 31 interceptions in his 14-year career.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-KENTUCKY-SARREx-Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr transferring to KentuckyLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr says he’s transferring to Kentucky. May 6, 2020center_img Associated Press Details about payments to Favre are included in an audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services released Monday. State Auditor Shad White said his employees identified $94 million in questionable spending by the agency, including payments for sports activities with no clear connection to helping needy people in one of the poorest states of the U.S.The audit was released months after a former Human Services director and five other people were indicted on state charges of embezzling about $4 million. They have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial in what White has called one of Mississippi’s largest public corruption cases in decades.HORSE RACING-HALL OF FAMETrainer Mark Casse among 7 elected to Racing Hall of FameSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, thoroughbred Wise Dan, and owner George D. Widener, Jr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee ruled Ollie failed to prove that information he presented alleging witnesses against him lied outweighed the information that supported the violation findings.In July 2019, the NCAA Committee on Infractions placed the UConn program on two years of probation and sanctioned Ollie individually for numerous violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.MISSISSIPPI WELFARE MISSPENDINGAuditor: Favre received welfare money for no-show speechesJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit group caught up in an embezzlement scheme in Mississippi used federal welfare money to pay former NFL quarterback Brett Favre $1.1 million for multiple speaking engagements, but Favre did not show up for the events, the state auditor said. The league says some players can voluntarily work out at their team practice facilities starting on Friday, with some very specific conditions and only in places where local and state governments have signed off on such openings. But it’s unclear how many — if any — players will be back on the floor when the league ban gets lifted. Some teams aren’t ready to welcome players back immediately, and many teams aren’t allowed to open yet to because of local rules.Getting players back into facilities is not a precursor to games being played. It’s aimed at keeping them out of public gyms and playgrounds that are starting to reopen. Positive tests during individual training or practices could delay or destroy any plans for the resumption of games.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Four MLS teams allowed players to use team training fields for individual workouts on Wednesday. Sporting Kansas City, Atlanta United, Orlando City and Inter Miami let players in for vigorously controlled voluntary workouts on the first day they were permitted by the league. Nashville, Real Salt Lake, LAFC and Houston are among the league’s 26 teams that plan to start Thursday, with more lined up next week.— The NCAA has approved a waiver that will allow schools to spend below the minimum level on athletic scholarships required to compete in Division I. The Division I Council Coordination Committee approved two other blanket waivers Wednesday that had been requested by several conferences in recent weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Basketball and football players will be allowed to participate in summer athletic activities without being enrolled in school. Also elected were racehorse Tom Bowling, owner Alice Headley Chandler, and J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., a trainer who became one of the most respected stewards in the sport.The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, New York. 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